Asia, Malaysia

Malaysia Trip 2022/2023 Day 6: Kota Kinabalu

Baggage status: Baggage status: 1/3 in Tokyo?, 1/3 in Incheon, 1/3 in Toronto?

Another morning in KK, another breakfast at Latest Recipe. Today I tried their roti canai. Unfortunately the roti was not freshly made and looked like the packaged ones we can get in Canada, so it was on the dry side. I also tried some of their western breakfast items with chicken sausage (most hotels and a lot of restaurants do not serve pork here), sliced beef, grilled chicken, omelette, home fries and fruits. I enjoyed the grilled chicken the most.

Next, we checked out the gym at the hotel. It was not busy at all and we were the only ones there. They had a good selection of cardio and weight equipment as well as a section for stretching.

Gym at Le Meridien

Not long after, baby woke up so it’s time to go upstairs again to set her up for lunch. A nice auntie already made her lunch so we just had to go to the restaurant in the lobby to have it heated up in their microwave. Us adults had some roti canai with fish curry. It was so nice and flaky compared to the ones at the buffet this morning.

Roti canai from local restaurant

Next, we tried to go to the local baby store to get a crib for her for our next accommodation but unfortunately, they were closed. After that failed trip, we headed over to Tanjung Aru Beach and had some drinks at Zing’s Sunset Bar while enjoying the sunset. I had ordered the gin and tonic but they decided to give me the “Blue Genie” instead with blueberries and rosemary. I preferred just gin and tonic but at least this drink was very photogenic.

I had to use the washroom at this time but I checked out the public bathroom for the first time this trip and realized that this was not a good idea. The floor was all wet and dirty and the seats were also all wet. The bathrooms in Malaysia are all “wet bathrooms” and there’s always a hose next to the seat. Apparently, some choose to use this hose to clean themselves instead of using toilet paper, which is the reason the floor and sometimes seats of washrooms are so wet! I decided to wait instead.

Hose by the toilet, even present in the bathroom of a 5-star hotel.

It was an auntie’s birthday, so we went back to Aaron’s grandfather’s place for a birthday celebration. It was a potluck style dinner and I filled up on delicious food before trying to get baby to sleep. Unfortunately, we were not as lucky as yesterday and she was too distracted to sleep. Instead, she was busy “playing” AKA watching her older cousins play before it was time to head back to the hotel again. 

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